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Kremlin Battleship Burns: Ukraine Intelligence Announce Kaliningrad Sabotage

A cryptic post from Ukraine’s military intelligence (GUR) detailed a fire aboard a Russian missile ship, the “Serpukhov,” docked in Kaliningrad’s Baltic Sea enclave. The incident, which reportedly took place on 7th April 2024, targeted a Project 21631 Buyan-M class…

Election Looms: US States Race to Contain AI Manipulation

As the countdown to the next presidential election is well and truly on, states across the US are gearing up for an epic battle against the rising tide of AI manipulation, particularly deepfakes. Recently, Indiana and New Mexico made headlines…

Cyberattacks Could Derail UN Peacekeeping Efforts

The ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats is putting a new strain on UN peacekeeping missions, according to a recent report by the International Peace Institute (IPI). The report, titled “Cybersecurity and UN Peace Operations: Evolving Risks and Opportunities,” paints a…

German Security at Stake as French-Russian Nuclear Partnership Expands

Nestled in the tranquil landscapes of Lower Saxony lies a Lingen factory, now entangled in controversy: 40 uranium shipments approved for transit from Russia’s nuclear giant, Rosatom. The collaboration between Rosatom and France’s state-run Framatome to fuel reactors serving over…

Deepfakin’ Democracy – Identifying Deepfakes 

In the wild world of digital content, we’re facing a serious reality check – turns out, we’re pretty terrible at spotting deepfake videos and dodgy audio. Recent research shows that we can only identify deepfakes in videos about half the…

Wagner’s Facebook Scheme: Exploiting Global Desperation for Ukraine’s Warfront

Wagner Group, the infamous Russian private military company, has reignited its recruitment campaign on Facebook, preying on unsuspecting individuals worldwide, to lure them into joining the conflict in Ukraine. The targeted nature of this recruitment drive is clear as the…

US Intelligence Rings Alarm Bells Over Alleged Russian Space Nuke

While the war in Ukraine continues to dominate headlines, a new battleground is emerging – one far above the clouds. General Stephen Whiting, head of the US Space Command, issued a stark warning: don’t underestimate Russia’s growing space capabilities. Despite…

NSN Launches ‘Deepfakin’ Democracy’

In 2024, the global political stage is buzzing with anticipation as national elections are either concluded, scheduled or expected in a staggering 64 countries, including the European Union. This collective represents nearly half of the world’s population, making it the…

Fingerprints Exposed: PrintListener Shakes Biometric Security

In a technological revelation, researchers from the University of Colorado and esteemed counterparts in China uncovered a novel method to compromise biometric security measures. Dubbed PrintListener, this cutting-edge technique cleverly reconstructs a person’s fingerprints by analysing the sounds produced during…

Celebrating Women Leaders in Security: Linda Zecher, CEO of IronNet

On International Women’s Day, we recognise the incredible contributions of women who are shaping the future of national security. This year, we shine a spotlight on Linda Zecher, the CEO of IronNet, a leader who is revolutionising the fight against…